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Old 07-04-22, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I was talking to my cousin's husband a couple years back- they're about 12 or so years older than me. They'd recently moved from the big house with a barn they'd lived in for years into an apartment/townhouse in a 55+ community. He was describing all the stuff he found in the barn that he'd accumulated over the years - like a bunch of electric motors that he was "going to fix someday." .
Huh? I have that same collection. Though my plan is to rig them up to something, like a drill press perhaps.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
This is how bored I was last night.

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It's a great system, once you get the hang of it. Imagine a tape measure with no smaller increments than a mm. Even I can see that.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Happy fig season from LoP Farms!

I used to pick figs from the vacant lots in Sacramento. I've since tried to grow them multiple times in multiple places, without success.
Kudos.
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I rarely keep track of total mileage during or for the year. But today I realized I passed the 1,000 mile mark today. Not bad considering I haven’t been riding like normal. I’ll bet at least 3/4 of them have been touring miles. Makes me wonder what other years have been like.
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Originally Posted by gnome
There's not more stars as far as I know. Just I was not anywhere near a built up area and there was low humidity. There is also a bit of sensor noise in photo as my camera is more entry level.
Compositionally at least, that shot is National Geographic-worthy.

The only time I’ve come close to seeing stars like that was after the first night of Cycle Oregon in 2002. We camped on a cattle ranch in the middle of nowhere in eastern Oregon. The campsite was maybe a mile off the highway. Dry and cold that night. (I woke up with ice on my tent poles.) The ride organizers suggested that, despite the cold, we stick our heads out of our tents to look at the sky. I had to take a leak in the middle of the night and did just that. Amazing. I didn’t want to go back in the tent, but the cold finally got to me.
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Today I discovered that, even with a small Costco run thrown in, I can get to the city, do my errands, and get back home much more quickly and economically on public transportation. With the added bonus that I don't have to drive, or look for parking.

The public transportation alone is reason enough to live in Mexico.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Did you see the F1 crash yesterday?
No, but I saw a bunch of TdF crashes. The Highlights Reel.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Imagine a tape measure with no smaller increments than a mm. Even I can see that.
Huh?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Huh? I have that same collection. Though my plan is to rig them up to something, like a drill press perhaps.
You could have gotten a bunch more for cheap when he and my cousin downsized.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Today I discovered that, even with a small Costco run thrown in, I can get to the city, do my errands, and get back home much more quickly and economically on public transportation. With the added bonus that I don't have to drive, or look for parking.

The public transportation alone is reason enough to live in Mexico.
I was describing my criteria for a place to retire to Mrs. GeneJockey, and when I mentioned "Good public transportation", she said, "Why would I take public transportation?"

This is the woman who has declared she won't drive after mid afternoon, and that time keeps getting closer to the earliest she'll drive in the morning. So I'm not sure how she expects to get anywhere.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
This is the woman who has declared she won't drive after mid afternoon, and that time keeps getting closer to the earliest she'll drive in the morning. So I'm not sure how she expects to get anywhere.
Obviously, she expects genejockey to chauffeur her outside that narrow time frame.

My wife also expresses a strong preference not to drive to the extent that I am or can be available to chauffeur her, despite we having bought her a more expensive car and her criticism of my driving.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Obviously, she expects genejockey to chauffeur her outside that narrow time frame.

My wife also expresses a strong preference not to drive to the extent that I am or can be available to chauffeur her, despite we having bought her a more expensive car and her criticism of my driving.
Well, she thinks she can just take an Uber or Lyft, heedless of the finite nature of whatever our finances will be. I suspect she intends to peg out early, leaving me destitute and bereft.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
No, but I saw a bunch of TdF crashes. The Highlights Reel.
Horrific crash at turn 1 that brought a red flag full stop on the track. At the same time, and not knowing of the crash, protestors got over the fence on the opposite side of the track to sit in a row across the track. Their plans were totally screwed up by the crash.

meanwhile, the driver’s car went airborne after flipping over and sliding across the track upside down. He landed in the fence. Walked away with no injuries.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Well, she thinks she can just take an Uber or Lyft, ...
You just have to convince her of the truism that millennials are not at all interested in learning to drive (due to the lack of an app which teaches driving), so the pool of semi-competent drivers willing to driver for Uber and Lyft is diminishing, but AutoPilot is not quite up to snuff yet. Then buy her one of these: Electra Loft 7D Women's Bike | REI Co-op and the front basket of her choice.
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Just get them self-driving Teslas. Then they’ll leave you sooner and richer (after the lawsuit is over).
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Just get them self-driving Teslas. Then they’ll leave you sooner and richer (after the lawsuit is over).
Most likely only the "sooner" part. Generally, only the named plaintiff(s) and their counsel get "richer" after a class action lawsuit. The rest get an insignificant sum and/or a voucher for future products to the extent that the defendant does not declare bankruptcy.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
Most likely only the "sooner" part. Generally, only the named plaintiff(s) and their counsel get "richer" after a class action lawsuit. The rest get an insignificant sum and/or a voucher for future products to the extent that the defendant does not declare bankruptcy.
You don’t do a class action. Those are for chumps.

You sue Tesla for wrongful death as the surviving spouse (make sure you are really married). You and your lawyer get rich.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
You sue Tesla for wrongful death as the surviving spouse (make sure you are really married). You and your lawyer get rich.
This course of action is premised on the presumption that one can afford counsel who is willing and able to litigate effectively over the course of a lengthy civil suit against the legions of attorneys which Tesla will deploy to defend such a case. In which case, one is already rich, and can easily afford a chauffeur for one's spouse.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Horrific crash at turn 1 that brought a red flag full stop on the track. At the same time, and not knowing of the crash, protestors got over the fence on the opposite side of the track to sit in a row across the track. Their plans were totally screwed up by the crash.

meanwhile, the driver’s car went airborne after flipping over and sliding across the track upside down. He landed in the fence. Walked away with no injuries.
Engineering of all cars, but especially race cars these days is nothing short of amazing.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Holy ****!
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
This course of action is premised on the presumption that one can afford counsel who is willing and able to litigate effectively over the course of a lengthy civil suit against the legions of attorneys which Tesla will deploy to defend such a case. In which case, one is already rich, and can easily afford a chauffeur for one's spouse.
That's not a problem. You don't even pay the lawyers. They just take a third of the recovery. Nobodys afraid of the "legion of lawyers." Thats TV stuff. Win-win.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Holy ****!
Yes, that!

Makes a bike crash look like dominoes. Oh wait, that's what they are.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Horrific crash at turn 1 that brought a red flag full stop on the track. At the same time, and not knowing of the crash, protestors got over the fence on the opposite side of the track to sit in a row across the track. Their plans were totally screwed up by the crash.

meanwhile, the driver’s car went airborne after flipping over and sliding across the track upside down. He landed in the fence. Walked away with no injuries.
I saw it on the news. No injuries? Wow! I thought “That’s not good.” before the car went airborne and landed on the fence.
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